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To have bought yet another buggy ............???

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ChunkyMonkeysMum Fri 18-Sep-09 18:22:41

When I was pregnant with DS2, I bought a Graco Travel System as I had had one with DS1 and loved it (incidently, nothing wrong with the original one, just wanted a new one for the new baby blush).

However, 6 days after DS2 came along, DS1 started school, so along with that came the dreaded "school run". After a couple of weeks, I realised that the Graco was actually far too big for my boot & quite heavy. It was also a PITA when I went shopping with both the kids as couldn't get many bags in the boot (obviously had space on the back seat when only had 1 DS) so sold it on eBay & bought myself a second hand Bebe Confort Loola Travel System because it is a lot smaller. Now, being me, I had to have the whole works.....chassis, seat unit, car seat, car seat base, changing bag, cosy toes & carry cot, even though I didn't actually need it all !! I then proceeded to replace every single part of it for brand new and sell the second hand parts, spending a small fortune.

Anyway, after watching The Apprentice I decided that I must have the Lebruss Take Off Pushchair that was featured on one of the episodes because it folds down to hand luggage size and would therefore take up much less boot space, so I ordered one of these and sold the Loola.

Now I have decided that I made a rash decision buying the Take Off because it is actually not very comfortable for my little one, no sides and doesn't recline very far (see here ), so have decided to sell it (after only having it a few months) and have ordered a Chicco For Me Top Stroller (with matching cosy toes & change bag of course grin), so.........

........AIBU or am I just obsessed ?!?!?!?!?!?!

Podrick Fri 18-Sep-09 18:25:19

I think buying 1 every 6 months or so is fine if it makes you happy smile

differentID Fri 18-Sep-09 18:26:37

I work within the industry. I've known one or 2 ladies having had over 100 prams.

ChunkyMonkeysMum Fri 18-Sep-09 18:27:25

Thanks ladies, you've made me feel soooooooo much better grin !!

ChunkyMonkeysMum Fri 18-Sep-09 18:28:50

By the way, DS2 was only 1 on 2nd Sept & this is now his 4th buggy, so Podrick, is one every 3 months also ok ? grin

TheLadyEvenstar Fri 18-Sep-09 18:28:51

Cheeky how much you looking for for the take off? I am desperate for one for our fishing trips. DS2 is 2 so that should be fine for him lol.

StrictlyAvadaKedavra Fri 18-Sep-09 18:31:38

No, nothing wrong with that at all, especially as you are selling on too

ChunkyMonkeysMum Fri 18-Sep-09 18:31:43

*The LadyEveningStar* - not really sure. It's in fab condition, as only used a couple of times a week (luckily I have help with school runs from DH & parents), and was only purchased about 3-4 months ago (if that). I paid £150 for it. I think £100 is fair.

Whereabouts are you? I am Caterham, Surrey.

ChunkyMonkeysMum Fri 18-Sep-09 18:32:30

Sorry, that was meant to say TheLadyEvenstar blush

ChunkyMonkeysMum Fri 18-Sep-09 18:35:14

I also have the Caddy Bag for it too which has never been used.

If you are interested, let me have your email address & I will send some pics if you like. smile

TheLadyEvenstar Fri 18-Sep-09 18:38:01

email is grin

ChunkyMonkeysMum Fri 18-Sep-09 19:03:55

Ok, I will take some pics when kids are in bed & email them over tonight with my details.

fifitot Fri 18-Sep-09 19:20:20

I am not trying to be mean but why are people so obsessed with buggies and prams???? They've been elevated from a simple means of transportation to a status symbol. Consumerism gone mad!

Sagacious Fri 18-Sep-09 19:23:03

ds was carted around in a potato sack stapled to old go kart wheels

[old gimmer]

StrictlyAvadaKedavra Fri 18-Sep-09 19:31:42

Because you don't truly find out if a pram is suitable for your needs till you try it out. And because I like them hmm

TheLadyEvenstar Fri 18-Sep-09 19:37:49

ds2 is 2 (today) so far i have had 23 3 prams/pushchairs for him

Firawla Fri 18-Sep-09 20:00:13

well as you're selling them on it seems okay, otherwise i would say its a waste
i dont really get the obsession with so many dif buggies, ive only ever had one for ds and getting a new double one for ds1 and 2 to share, but if it makes you happy then its up to you what you spend your money on

fifitot Fri 18-Sep-09 20:01:55

Sorry I am not being personal. I have had my own buggy envy at times so I am not immune. My sensible side just says it's a bit mad though.

I think I have sat through too many buggy conversations at playgroup!

bronze Fri 18-Sep-09 20:02:04

I think you're nuts but each to their own grin

TheLadyEvenstar Fri 18-Sep-09 20:06:34

I love my buggies lmao I have tried to set up a group kinda like the AA but BA = Buggy Anonymous

overmydeadbody Fri 18-Sep-09 20:14:39

Gosh it's a bit of an obsession for some isn't it?

I'd personally say YABU, there are far more fun things to spend your money on, but your money your choice grin

overmydeadbody Fri 18-Sep-09 20:19:39

fifi I think it is because for some women it simply replaces their 'handbag' as a sort of identity symbol once they become mums and they don't have any other hobbies

rosiest Fri 18-Sep-09 20:23:55

Chunkymonkey - my ds3 is just 1 and has had 3 pushchairs so YANBU. I am also obsessed! at least yor'e selling each one - I still have all 3 for a 'choice' blush DH not happy about it!

ChunkyMonkeysMum Fri 18-Sep-09 20:47:17

TheLadyEvenstar - Pics have been sent. Please let me know that you have received them.

Thanks for all your comments everyone, I'm glad I'm not the only one with this obsession !! grin

ChunkyMonkeysMum Fri 18-Sep-09 20:49:29

Oh no overmydeadbody, it doesn't replace my handbag, I am obsessed with them too !!!

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